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Oceans Advance Newsletter – Notice of AGM – May 1, 2024


Wednesday, June 19, 2024
9:00 – 11:00 AM NST

In Person

Johnson Geo Centre
175 Signal Hill Rd, St. John’s, NL

A list of candidates will be distributed to the voting membership by Friday May 3rd, 2024, through Election Buddy.


Oceans Advance and our partners from the governments of Newfoundland & Labrador and Canada invite local technology companies and researchers to participate in an immersive ocean technology showcase event in St. John’s, NL May 29-31, 2024. Innovation Waves: Newfoundland & Labrador’s Ocean Technology Showcase will host delegations of businesses, industry groups and governmental agencies from the United Kingdom and beyond.

This event will seek to introduce, connect, and familiarize attendees with the world leading educational and research institutes, ocean-related infrastructure, and world-leading ocean technology businesses in NL. It will facilitate new business-to-business opportunities and international collaborations that may stimulate growth and economic activity in NL.

On Thursday, May 30th, there will be a business-to-business session for our local industry and research community, and we invite interested participants to register to attend. There will be an online platform to support B2B activities and initial connections that every participant will have access to for engagement. For more information on this exciting opportunity to showcase your technology and research to more than 40 companies from outside the country, and to register for the morning of May 30th, please contact Audra Murphy at [email protected].

As part of annual planning for the ocean technology sector Oceans Advance, the Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia, and our partners in Atlantic Canada are looking for your input on priority markets and key trade events for the ocean technology sector. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey so that we can continue to support you and your company though our export initiatives.


Congratulations to C-CORE‘s CEO Paul Griffin on the receiving the Innovation Leadership Award from the 7th Annual Turning the Tide Marine Industry Award. This is awarded to a company or individual that is entrepreneurial and has taken on the risk and personal sacrifice that so often defines the road to a novel solution. The company has pushed through significant barriers to benefit them and the industry.

Journal of Ocean Technology Call for content. The winter issue of JOT will focus on “Safety first: humans at sea” click here to find out more.

The fall issue of the Green Marine Magazine is a must-read to stay updated with Green Marine’s progress and the maritime industry’s environmental initiatives –particularly those undertaken by the program’s members.


Up coming courses at the Gardiner Centre: 

The Canada-NL Job Grant provides significant tuition assistance to eligible businesses and organizations to help offset the cost of training for their current and future employees. If you are a private sector employer, not-for-profit organization, Indigenous government or organization, incorporated, or a sole proprietor, you may be eligible.

Upcoming Events

The Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia in partnership with the Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia and the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship is pleased to present the H2O: Home to Overseas Conference on Monday, June 3 to Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at the Halifax Convention Centre, with the Demo Day on Wednesday, June 5 at COVE.

Registration for SMM Hamburg 2024 Trade Mission September 3-6, 2024 Hamburg, Germany  The worlds leading trade fair for the maritime industry.

OCEANS 2024 Halifax, being held at the Halifax Convention Centre from September 23-26, 2024, offers a unique opportunity to take part in an annual, global event bringing together over 2,000 attendees & over 100 exhibitors to learn, network & do business – right here on Canada’s East Coast!

Abstract Submission Deadline EXTENDED until May 10th. 

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